Onile Gogoro


Onile Gogoro  •  2014-2015
Fabrics, burlap, bicycle tubes, wire, robes Variable dimension, Room installation

“Between 1968 and 1975 J.D. Okhai Ojeikere took a series of photographs of a hairstyle called Onile-Gogoro. Derived from the genealogy of the various Suku, or hunch-up hairstyles in Nigeria, the term Onile-Gogoro which translated from Yoruba, means ‘to stand tall”.

(Aura Seikkula and Bisi Silva 2014).

Taking these Iconic images as a starting point, I engage the monumental sculptural nature of this photos which hint at a certain architecturality and sculpturality of this headscarves and hairstyles to create forms in space using repurposed material